When a child is just back from vacation, the most common question is – “What was your favourite thing?” Uncovering the motivation behind this is fairly easy, because little excites a child more than doing something in which they had a great time. You’re much more likely to engage them when you query them thusly. Adults may not announce aspects of their vacation as their “favourite” (although some might – someone with child-like wonder and joy perhaps?).
According to a survey taken by Hotels.com, travellers rank – and this may surprise you — a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Most people don’t look at this as “free,” however, since there are enough hotels, which do provide morning sustenance and access to your Gmail and Facebook page. The nickel-and-dining at some of the biggest hotels in the world has gotten way out of hand, and when you combine costs for all meals, Internet and the “resort fee,” it kicks up vacation costs and as well as destination-wedding fees.
Breakfast at a restaurant is at least – very conservative estimate — $15 to $20 per person at hotels. A free breakfast or one included in a package can be a big savings to your guest.
Guests are looking for some of their own downtime while they’re at your wedding. That means, if, again, they’re not in the bridal party or a groomsman, and your budget doesn’t allow all visiting guests to attend the wedding breakfast, they might like a “special” breakfast, one unique to them. At the Savoy, they also offer a sea-view restaurant, combining a world-class dining experience and a great location.
Even if your friend or family member isn’t going to be doing work at your wedding, they may want to check in on their pets or children at home or send an email for any reason. Free Wi-Fi is a very welcome addition.
Guest also relish the idea of early check-in. When it comes to weddings unless they’re actually a member of the bridal party or a groomsman, they’re not likely to be able to stay both Friday and Saturday nights (assuming the wedding is on a Saturday night), and given the choice, will choose to spend the night on Saturday, so they can truly enjoy all your wedding reception has to offer. Even if you marry in the evening, guests may arrive in the morning, to enjoy the room, check out the nearby sights, and have a place to get dressed up. If you’re marrying in Brighton, check out www.BrightonSavoy.com.au, not only is this a beautiful seaside hotel, but it’s a great wedding venue, and they offer tours every day, without an appointment.
Taking in the sun, wading in the ocean water may be the very definition of chillaxing on your vacation. Choose a hotel with a spacious pool, or better yet, one adjacent to the beach. How about a hotel within walking distance? Or, still even better, a beach across the street. What about a hotel which can assist the bridal party in getting married on the beach?
You can make your wedding the one where everyone dubs it “the best wedding I’ve ever been to,” if you avail of hotel-sanctioned wedding professionals (the Savoy can introduce you to more than 70 wedding suppliers).